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Carolyn Johnston
Elie Wiesel Professor of Humane Letters

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies

Careers in Women's and Gender Studies

Government and Social Service

A wide range of government positions are open to majors in women's and gender studies.

  • Public Administration
  • Health and Human Services
  • Labor Department
  • Counseling

Legal Profession and Journalism

Women's and gender studies is an excellent undergraduate preparation for law and journalism.

  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • News Correspondent
  • Writer

Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations

Many career and volunteer positions are available in organizations focusing on women's issues and women's rights.

  • Public Relations
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Grant Writing
  • Peace Corps
  • AmeriCorps


Careers in teaching women's and gender studies range from secondary to college and university teaching.

  • Field Research
  • University/College Administration
  • Human Resources
  • English as a Second Language

Life After Eckerd

Some graduates have continued their study in graduate school such as Yale, Sarah Lawrence and the University of South Florida. Others have pursued careers in business, nonprofit organizations and law.